Squish Art Christmas Tree Craft

Toddlers and preschoolers, and older kids are going to LOVE this fun squish art Christmas tree craft. With just a few supplies, you'll have a fun Christmas tree art project to gift to friends and family. It's easy to put together, lots of fun to decorate, and sure to be a keepsake card for Christmas this year. We've even included a free Christmas tree template to make it super easy! Follow the directions below to get started.

Squish art Christmas tree craft


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Squish art Christmas tree craft for kids

What I really love about this squish art Christmas tree is how much learning is involved even when it doesn't look like it! It's a great process art project that kids of all ages will love. They also get to experiment colour as you add different shades of green, experience symmetry as you fold the paper in half, and much more. This Christmas tree art is a great activity for kids this time of year.

Scroll down below to get started on your own squish art Christmas tree craft!

Christmas tree craft for kids

Squish art Christmas tree craft

Squish art Christmas tree craft supplies:

  • Christmas tree template
  • White craft paper
  • Coloured paper
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How to make a squish art Christmas tree

STEP 1: Gather your supplies

Before you get started, gather up all your supplies in front of you to make the process easier. If you haven't yet downloaded the Christmas tree template, you can find it down below. Make sure to print and cut it out.

STEP 2: Add paint to paper

Start by folding the white craft paper in half vertically and opening it back up. Squirt green paint along one side of the paper and then invite your toddler or preschooler to "squish" it. Encourage them to keep squishing until it covers the entire paper.

After your child is done squishing the paint around the paper, open it up and leave it to dry.

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STEP 3: Cut out Christmas tree shape

Grab your Christmas tree template and use it as a stencil to cut out a tree shape from the paper covered in green paint. 

Christmas tree template

STEP 4: Decorate your Christmas tree craft

Next, fold coloured paper in half and glue the tree shape on the front. Invite your child to decorate the tree with stickers, sequins, fingerprints covered in paint, and anything else you can come up with. Have fun and get creative!

simple Christmas tree template

Christmas tree craft for kids

Christmas tree craft for toddlers and preschoolers


To download this Christmas tree template for free click on the link below and use the discount code:tree. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

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We hope you enjoyed making this fun Christmas tree art project! Kids will love gifting their squish art Christmas tree craft to friends and family.

Squish art Christmas tree craft for kids. Fun and easy Christmas craft for toddlers and preschoolers with Christmas tree template.

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